AN EXHIBITION of photos of the British seaside is now on at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London until September 30.

This major photography exhibition The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the Present, celebrates the nation’s love affair with the seaside and features pictures of Dorset seaside resorts including Weymouth and West Bay.

Featuring more than 100 works by four of Britain’s most celebrated photographers – Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts – the exhibition explores our changing relationship with the seaside over the last six decades.

Martin Parr has taken this photo of the iconic Punch and Judy at Weymouth Beach in 2005, reproduced here.

The Great British Seaside documents a quintessentially British experience. It covers the country’s beaches from Brighton to Blackpool, and captures the traditions, customs and eccentricities associated with them. Through the work of some of Britain’s most celebrated photographers, each sharing a mutual love and fascination of the seaside, the exhibition will showcase photography from their archive collections, as well as negative contact sheets and video footage.

*The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the Present, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, is open daily from 10am to 5pm. It costs £11.50 for adults, £5 for a child and £10.50 for concessions.